Summer is here, baby! Take a look at the must-attend events happening across the DMV.
We're at the height of summer, and it's time to bask in its glory. What better way to than another weekend roundup? From wine festivals and plays to artisan markets, any of the events on our list are sure to make your summer a memorable one! Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, July 16 to Sunday, July 18.
Events on Friday, July 16
Cinderella (Cendrillon) | Savitri—In Concert! | Wolf Trap | Vienna, VA | Friday
Spend a night at the theater with not one, but TWO live performances! Only at Wolf Trap, escape into the fantastical worlds of beloved fairy tales Cinderella, and Savitri complete with the talented cast, crew, and arrangements by the venue's house orchestra. Held for all ages, this medley is a fun and convenient way to sample the best the theater world has to offer! Tickets start at $32. Buy them here.
Summer Wine Festival & Sunset Tour | George Washington's Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon, VA | Friday-Sunday
Mount Vernon's biggest bash of the year has arrived, and it's a seasonal must! Sip amazing local wines while enjoying glorious views of the estate, as well as an appearance of George Washington to set the course. Plus, peruse the gift shop for unique goodies to take home with you—it'll be open later for the event. Each night goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets have already sold out for Saturday. Don't wait—reserve your spot here.
Bastille Day 2021 | Embassy of France | Washington, DC | Friday
To kick off their reopening, the French Embassy is throwing the ultimate Bastille Day bash! Travel to the glorious French Alps with an authentic wine dinner, complete with a bewitching Offenbach composition, a silent auction, and a live band to keep things moving. Cocktail attire is mandatory, so don your finest evening gown or tux for a night to remember! General admission is $200. Purchase tickets here.
Savor Bethesda Restaurant Week | Various locations | Bethesda, MD | Friday-Sunday
We love a good restaurant week, and Bethesda hits all the stops for great cuisine! Through July 18, experience a variety of restaurants with $10, $20, and $35 lunch and dinner specials, ranging from Indian and seafood to gourmet chocolates. We're especially partial to Dog Haus Biergarten's meal deal—for $20, you'll get two of their signature hot dogs with a side of tater tots and a beer—but you can't go wrong with any of them! To view the full list of restaurants, click here.
Events on Saturday, July 17
Petworth Community Market | Upshur & 9th St NW at Georgia Ave | Washington, DC | Saturday
For a low-key Saturday, swing by DC's Petworth neighborhood for their Community Market. Featuring bakeries, farms, and restaurants from all over the region, visitors can stock up on pantry essentials or grab a bite to eat with friends between May and November. There'll also be live music and kid-friendly entertainment for the little ones. The marketplace runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out the vendor lineup here.
Seltzerland 2021 | Rock Creek Park Golf Course | Washington, DC | Saturday
We have festivals for wine and beer—why not seltzer? Head out to Rock Creek Park Golf Course for a hard seltzer smorgasbord starting at 11 a.m. Featuring fan-favorite brands like Vizzy and White Claw, visitors can also take advantage of food trucks, photo ops, and games as they sample to their heart's content. Anyone 21+ who loves the fizzy beverage won't want to miss it! Standard admission is $39 and VIP admission is $59. Check it out here.
Makers Market at the Catonsville Clubhouse | 10 St Timothys Ln | Catonsville, MD | Saturday
The Catonsville Arts District just launched a new artisan market! Held every third Saturday at the Catonsville Clubhouse, shoppers can browse unique creations handcrafted by over 30 artisanal vendors. It's a great way to support your community and bring some wonderful art into your life! Taking place rain or shine, the market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you're a vendor who would like to sell, you can register for a spot on Baltimore County Arts Guild's website. Get the details here.
160th Anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas | Manassas National Battlefield Park | Manassas, VA | Saturday-Sunday
Any Civil War buffs in the house? This weekend, join the National Park Service to commemorate the First Battle of Manassas! This two-day event covers an immersive tour of Manassas Battlefield Park, along with demonstrations, author panels, and other activities remembering one of the war's most famous battles. Be sure to stick around Saturday for the US Marine Corps Historical Company Band at Henry House Hill. For more information, click here.
Events on Sunday, June 18
Community Days at the B&O | B&O Railroad Museum | Baltimore, MD | Sunday
FREE event! Enjoy museum admission on the house with special entertainment at the B&O Railroad Museum. Along with games and a train ride, visitors can meet the artists behind the museum's Street Art Project, which features an array of colorful murals on a train caboose. Community Days run one day a month this summer, and with plenty of fun for both kids and adults feel free to bring the whole family! Find out more here.
Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Summer Fair | Veterans Plaza | Silver Spring, MD | Sunday
Seeking one-of-a-kind items you can't find at the mall? Look no further than Silver Spring's Arts & Crafts Fair! Free admission will gain visitors access to over 60 local artisans at Veterans Plaza, along with food booths and live entertainment throughout the day. With summer fun for all ages, we can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday! The fair is open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Get the details here.
What are you up to this weekend? Share your plans with us in the comments.